snarl

Part of speech: verb

To growl harshly, as a dog; speak angrily.

Part of speech: noun

A harsh growl.

Part of speech: verb

To get into a tangle.

Part of speech: noun

A tangle, as of hair or yarn.

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Usage examples "snarl":

  1. If Mr. Sefton Dagmar therefore might be relied on to be punctual, I should have at least half an hour wherein to smoothe out the snarl of fate arranged for my undoing. - "First Person Paramount", Ambrose Pratt.
  2. It was the snarl of an enraged animal, and Hunsa sprang to his feet. - "Caste", W. A. Fraser.
  3. His laugh became a snarl as he turned. - "Charles Rex", Ethel M. Dell.